Joe McKendrick: April 2009 Archives

The nine layers that go into an SOA Reference Architecture, as described in The SOA Source Book, by Dr. Chris Harding (of The Open Group):Operational Systems Layer: Existing application assets and other programs.Service Components Layer: Software components that help to... Read More..
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The seven stages of SOA maturity, as described in The SOA Source Book, by Dr. Chris Harding (of The Open Group):1 - Silo: "Individual parts of the organization are developing their own software independently, with no integration of data, processes,... Read More..
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The rough-and-tumble economy putting the kibosh on some of your SOA dreams? Don't fret. Kleber Bacili, CTO and founder of Sensedia, says times like these may be the perfect times to get your SOA house in order. He says the... Read More..
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Measuring SOA success is important, but how do you know a successful project succeeds because of SOA? There could be other forces as work as well.That's the issue raised by Dan Foody of Progress Software, who observes that measuring SOA... Read More..
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Loraine Lawson, Dave Linthicum, and Dan Foody picked up on my recent post on measuring SOA, and provided additional insights to the whole question of service-oriented metrics.I like how Loraine described the post as the kick-off to the quarterly "how... Read More..
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A couple of things need to happen before complex event processing (CEP) can advance into everyday use across enterprises. First, prices must drop -- which they are. Second, executives need to better understand its potential and methodology, and establish best... Read More..
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Let's face it -- in complex environments, SOA may not necessarily simplify things. It may add its own layer of complexity. As Aaron Skonnard explains it in a new post, "there's a common misperception that SOA makes things easier. This... Read More..
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SOA has been taking a beating as of late because there have been major concerns about its ability to deliver ROI. But ROI is only possible if SOA-based efforts are properly measured.Two new reports, published here at ebizQ, discuss the... Read More..
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The lines between user groups and online communities are blurring, and nowhere is this more apparent than with IBM's upcoming IMPACT SOA event.I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Virginia Sharma, IBM's director of events and social media,... Read More..
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One of my favorite all-time quotations, which I believe was made by Mike Hammer sometime in the 1980s, goes as follows: "Automate a mess; get an automated mess."(By the way, that's Mike Hammer, the management consultant and author of "Re-engineering... Read More..
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Judith Hurwitz and her team have just released their follow-up edition of SOA for Dummies. IBM's Sandy Carter recently spoke with Judith about this latest work, and Judith is totally bullish on SOA's prospects in enterprises.Judith reports that she spoke... Read More..
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Michael Ogrinz reports he had an "Aha!" moment when it comes to mashups. An enterprise architect at a major financial institution, he had originally dismissed mashups as a Google-ish thing for consumers to play around with. But then one day... Read More..
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There has consistently been debate about how the funding for SOA efforts should come about. There are those that advocate a centralized enterprise source for funding SOA project, while others propose chargeback arrangements for service similar to traditional IT chargeback... Read More..
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ebizQ colleague Brenda Michelsen has done a stellar job of live-blogging on last week's Cloud Computing Conference in New York.Here are Brenda's highlights of sessions and keynotes:Enterprise architecture and cloud computingMore on enterprise architecture and cloud computingBuilding a cloud computing... Read More..

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